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hob·ble

hobble

 
pronunciation:
ha bl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: hobbles, hobbling, hobbled
definition 1: to walk with trouble or in an awkward manner; limp.
He hobbled after breaking his leg.
similar words:
limp, stagger
definition 2: to cause to limp; make lame.
A pulled muscle hobbled the runner.
similar words:
lame, maim
definition 3: to control by tying a rope or strap around two legs of.
We hobbled the horses to stop them from running away.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a walk that is not smooth and steady; limp.
I walked with a hobble because of my sprained ankle.
similar words:
limp
definition 2: a rope or strap used to hobble an animal.
derivations: hobblingly (adv.), hobbler (n.)